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Dec 16, 2020

Lawmakers adopt ninth amendment to Hungary's constitution

Lawmakers adopted the ninth amendment to Hungary's constitution on Tuesday, stipulating that a mother is a woman and a father a man.

 

Lawmakers adopted the ninth amendment to Hungary's constitution on Tuesday, stipulating that a mother is a woman and a father a man.

The government-sponsored amendment passed with 134 votes in favor, 45 against and there were five abstentions. The fundamental law now protects a child’s right to identify with their gender at birth and an upbringing based on Hungary’s constitutional identity and Christian culture.

According to MTI, the explanatory text states that western ideology is changing in a way that necessitates guaranteeing the child’s right to self-identity in line with their gender at birth in order to protect the child from mental or biological intervention affecting their physical and mental wellbeing. Raising children according to Hungary’s “constitutional identity and Christian culture” gives new generations the chance to learn about Hungarian identity and to protect its sovereignty as well as the national role of Christianity.

The ninth constitutional amendment also stipulates that raising revenue and spending is the business of the state. A related cardinal law affects the rules governing public trusts performing public tasks.

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